Meet the speakers (Ammonia Energy Conference 2021)

Meet the speakers (Boston 2021)

Day One (Tues 9 Nov)

Day One Keynote (8:30AM, Tues 9 Nov)

Dennis Lippmann

CEO & President, thyssenkrupp Uhde USA

Serving the large-scale hydrogen and ammonia market – Expansion to 5 GW of annual electrolyzer manufacturing

Session One: Ammonia Production - a project showcase
(9 - 10:30 AM, Tues 9 Nov)

Sameer Parvathikar

Technology Advancement & Commercialization,
RTI International

Next Generation Technology Integration Platform for Low- and Zero-Carbon Ammonia Production and Utilization


Linda Thrasher

President & Co-founder,
Greenfield Nitrogen

The First Industrial Scale Pure Green Hydrogen and Ammonia Plant

Richard Boardman

Laboratory Relationship Manager (Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology Office),
Idaho National Laboratory

Ammonia: A New Business for Nuclear Energy


Moderated by Trevor Brown
Executive Director,

Session Two: Future Ammonia Tech
(11:00 AM - 1:00PM, Tues 9 Nov)

Derek Miller

Process Safety Director,
Air Products

Electrolyser integration into a large green ammonia facility: potential hazards and mitigation strategies

Seonghoon Woo

Co-founder & CEO,

Ammonia-based Clean Energy System with Ultra-High Energy Density

Mauricio Medici

New Business Development Manager,

Stami Green Ammonia to play a key role in decarbonizing the fertilizer industry

Rachel Gregg

Research and Development Engineer,
Starfire Energy

Starfire Energy’s Rapid Ramp modular ammonia plant development status and trajectory


Matt Palys

Postdoctoral Associate,
University of Minnesota

Renewable Ammonia for Sustainable Energy and Agriculture: Sector Coupling for Economic Competitiveness



John Kutsch

Executive Director,
Thorium Energy Alliance

The Bridge to 100% Nuclear Hydrogen, Enabling Pure Ammonia

Moderated by Kevin Rouwenhorst
Technology Manager,


Lunchtime Workshops
(1:00 - 3:30PM, Wed 10 Nov)

Session Three: Moving & Storing Ammonia Energy
(3:30 - 5:30PM, Tues 9 Nov)

Hans Vrijenhoef

Chairman of Management Board, Proton Ventures

Ammonia: the inevitable fuel for future

Justin Louchheim

Senior Director (Government Affairs),
The Fertilizer Institute

Ammonia logistics

Megan Acker

Senior Manager (Business Development),
NuStar Energy

Pipeline Transportation of Ammonia – Helping to Bridge the Gap to a Carbon Free Future

Oliver Hatfield

VP Business Development,
Argus Media

Country traded ammonia logistics and storage, present and future

Moderated by Trevor Brown
Executive Director,

Drinks Reception (5:30 - 7:30PM, Marriott Copley)

Day Two (Wed 10 Nov)

Breakfast Workshops
(8:30 - 10:30AM, Wed 10 Nov)

Day Two Keynote (11AM, Wed 10 Nov)

Jon Carmack

Senior Technical Advisor,
Office of Nuclear Energy

Delivering a net-zero energy system in the United States

Session Four: New Ammonia Power Systems
(11:30AM - 1PM, Wed 10 Nov)

Sireesha Aluri

Development Specialist,

Impact of ammonia as a fuel / co-fuel on NOx emissions

Glenn Lansford

Sr. VP & Managing Director,
IHI Americas

IHI’s Development of Ammonia Combustions Technologies / Fuel Ammonia and Hydrogen Solutions


John F Pierce

Stroock, Stroock & Lavan LLP

Green Ammonia Opportunities in Utility Resilience/Storage and Logistics


Ricky Sakai

VP of New Business Development,
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America

Hydrogen/Ammonia Solution Ecosystem


Moderated by Ganesan Subbaraman

Institute Fellow,

Lunchtime Workshops
(1:00 - 3:30PM, Wed 10 Nov)

Session Five: Ammonia Cracking - new technologies
(3:30 - 5:30PM, Wed 10 Nov)

Igor Egana

Business Development Manager,

Catalytic Membrane Reactor for H2-Production from Ammonia

Suman Khatiwada

CTO & Co-founder,
Syzygy Plasmonics

Photocatalytic Decomposition of Ammonia

Rasmus Nielsen

R&D Senior Manager,
Haldor Topsøe A/S

The Future of Ammonia Cracking
Joe Beach

Chief Technical Officer,
Starfire Energy

Starfire Energy’s Prometheus ammonia cracking technology

Moderated by
Craig Cain-Borgman
Manager (Technology Incubation, Americas),


Day Three (Thurs 11 Nov)

Day Three Keynote (8:30AM, Thurs 11 Nov)

Conor Fürstenberg Stott

Maritime Director,

Maritime Ammonia Fuel – Stepping Forward

Session Six: Ammonia Production - a technical showcase
(9 - 11AM, Thurs 11 Nov)

Raffaele Ostuni

Department Head Gas Technologies, R&D Division,

Dynamic Analysis of Flex-gNH3 – a Green Ammonia Synthesis Process

Alon McCormick

University of Minnesota

Optimizing absorption to improve Haber-Bosch synthesis


Gerd Behme

Sales Director,

Improving operational safety in ammonia installations by a remote early warning system



Zac Cesaro

PhD student / R&D Engineer,
Oxford University / Siemens Energy

The role of green ammonia in sector coupling and seasonal electricity storage

Henry Ma

Business Development and Sales Manager (USA),

Scaling Up H2 Electrolyzer Technology to Create a Sustainable Future

Xavier Lara

Senior Vice President (CSP),
Pacific Green Technologies

How to reduce the LCoA of green NH3 with hybrid CSP-PV plants

Moderated by Kevin Rouwenhorst
Technology Manager,


Session Seven: Certification
(11:30AM - 1:00PM, Thurs 11 Nov)

Chris Lawson

Head of Fertilizers,
CRU Group

Quantifying the emissions footprint of the nitrogen industry

Ana Angel


Hinicio & CertifHy

Jonathan Cocker

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Towards Global Ammonia Energy Certification Standards

Moderated by Trevor Brown
Executive Director,